Thursday 7 September, 2017 17:40 to 18:10
The acquisition of nonstructural Case in eL2-children with typical development and Specific Language Impairment
Speaker: Rabea Schwarze, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main
Authors: Schwarze, Rabea & Grimm, Angela
This longitudinal study investigated the acquisition of nonstructural Case in early second language learners (eL2) of German with typical development (TD) and Specific Language Impairment (SLI). The study had two aims: First, to examine the development of Case marking in eL2 acquisition of German, and second to investigate if our acquisition data are consistent with the two-way-distinction of nonstructural Case as suggested by Woolford (2006). Analyzing elicited data of 22 eL2-TD and 11 eL2-SLI children this is the first study to show that eL2-SLI children are severely delayed in the acquisition of nonstructural Case compared to eL2-TD children. Unlike inherent Case marking, which is problematic for both eL2-TD and eL2-SLI children, difficulties acquiring lexical Case are only observed in eL2-SLI children. These difficulties persist up to age 9. Furthermore, our results support a two-way distinction of nonstructural Case as suggested by Woolford (2006).
L2 acquisition / L3/Ln and bi/multilingual language - Session III
18:10 h. to 18:40 h.
Oral presentationPassive comprehension in bilingual acquisition: L1 English, L2 Hebrew
Speaker: Irena Botwinik, Tel Aviv University
Speaker: Efrat Harel, Kibbutzim College of Education
17:10 h. to 17:40 h.
Oral presentationFrom corpora to experiments: investigating word order at the interfaces in SLA
Speaker: Cristóbal Lozano, Universidad de Granada
18:40 h. to 19:10 h.
Oral presentationGrammatical gender on novel nouns in child bilingual acquisition
Speaker: Marit Westergaard, Norges Arktiske Universitet
Speaker: Yulia Rodina, Norges Arktiske Universitet
Speaker: Natalia Mitrofanova, Norges Arktiske Universitet